Ryder Quartet
Books in series4
UNABRIDGED
(4.5 based on 48 ratings)
  • 1
    Devil Dealing: The Ryder Quartet Volume 1 | Ian Patrick

    Devil Dealing: The Ryder Quartet Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Ian Patrick
    • Narrated By Ian Patrick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
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    (16)
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    A top police investigative unit breaks an illegal gambling operation in the context of rampant police corruption and drug-fueled gangster violence in the city. Lead detective Jeremy Ryder is a physically powerful, quiet and meticulous investigator. His partner Navi Pillay is a small and exceptionally strong Tamil martial arts instructor, and she provides the speed and physical power to complement Ryder's incisive sleuthing abilities.

    Haunting and captivating

    Yes, definitely. In fact I think I preferred the story even more on listening to it than when I read it.

    Reviewed on 11 November 2015 by Michael Oakley (Sandleigh, UK)
  • 2
    Gun Dealing: The Ryder Quartet, Book 2 | Ian Patrick

    Gun Dealing: The Ryder Quartet, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Ian Patrick
    • Narrated By Ian Patrick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    This sequel to the action-packed Devil Dealing depicts the ongoing search by detectives Jeremy Ryder and Navi Pillay for the evil gangster Skhura Thabethe, dealer in stolen weapons, drugs and murder. The secondary plot shows the detectives uncovering a link between stolen weapons and the local trade in drugs.

    Sensational opening

    True to life

    Reviewed on 01 February 2016 by Lorraine Motsepe (London)
  • 3
    Plain Dealing: The Ryder Quartet, Book 3 | Ian Patrick

    Plain Dealing: The Ryder Quartet, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Ian Patrick
    • Narrated By Ian Patrick
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Midnight on a moonlit beach. Six cops execute four thugs after a heinous crime. They are unaware that there is a witness to the executions. Thrilling action explores tactical, ethical, and criminal choices made by officers of the law. A stark image of moral ambiguity underpins their struggle to maintain courageous and precarious control of all-engulfing crime. Plain-dealing cops face scrutiny in an emotional journey through choices made in the day-to-day confrontation with evil.

    Best of the series

    Very clear narration. Good speech. Good accents. Good resonant voice. Excellent studio quality.

    Reviewed on 30 March 2016 by Tertius Delport (London)
  • 4
    Death Dealing: The Ryder Quartet, Book 4 | Ian Patrick

    Death Dealing: The Ryder Quartet, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Ian Patrick
    • Narrated By Ian Patrick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
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    (10)
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    (10)

    "The woman's cries floated down the passage and bubbled out through the front door in helpless, anguished, tortured spasms. It was a sound that echoed down the ages. The horror of mothers from any species that might ever have lived on the planet. A parent trying to deal with the impossible: the death of her young ones. It was a sound to chill the blood." A notorious killer escapes from prison. Heart-rending scenes show the kinds of trauma faced by victims of crime.

    Heart-warmingly exciting thriller

    Most definitely. It is thrilling all the way with such lovely human (and canine) dimensions that kept me glued to the earphones.

    Reviewed on 01 August 2016 by Beryl Reed (Scarborough)